Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu
Inhabits areas in close proximity of tsetse-infested valleys of the Ghibe tributaries; coat colour is mainly red, chestnut and roan.
Found around the Guraghe and Hadiya areas in close proximity to the tsetse-infested valleys of the Ghibe tributaries.
The Small East African Zebu are believed to have descended from the recent introductions of zebu into Africa from Asia, and some may have ancestral linkages with cattle of the Large East African Zebu group. The breeds or strains that belong to the Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu group have tribal and ecological origins, which do not necessarily imply genetic differences. Distinct from cattle of the large zebu of East Africa, the small Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu inhabits the higher altitude, wetter agricultural areas, and hence they are also referred to as Ethiopian Highland Zebu. The Guraghe Zebu is one of this on the wet central and south-western highlands of Ethiopia, mainly with the Guraghe and Hadiya tribes.